Most iguanas live in the rainforests of Central and South America but some come from drier areas and along the ocean's coasts. Young iguanas are a very light green and blend in well with their natural habitat. As they grow older, iguanas become darker and live almost exclusively in the rainforest's trees.
Iguanas are masters of camouflage. Their tail is striped, helping to them blend in with the rainforest. Older iguanas live high up in the trees. All iguanas are excellent climbers. They are amazing to watch as they quickly scurry from branch to branch. They are also great swimmers.
Green iguanas have good senses of hearing and smell, and unbelievable eyesight. Their eyesight is their best defense against predators.
For further exploration of green iguanas, check out these web sites.
Wilderness Classroom's Rainforest Library: Iguanas
National Geographic's Animals Photos and Facts
The Belieze Zoo Animal Facts: Iguanas
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